Direction by Margaret Thomson, Photography by A.E. Jeakins. Produced by Realist Film Unit. Made with the co-operation of the Department of Anaesthetics, Westminister Hospital, London.
A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. The four stages of anaesthesia are demonstrated when the anaesthetist uses the open drop ether method. Good practice is shown. This contrasts with the pitfalls of ether anaesthesia: a comedy of errors about what you shouldn't do. Part one of two. 4 segments